Pericardial calcification

Case contributed by Henry Knipe
Diagnosis almost certain


Shortness of breath.

Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Male

Pericardial calcification is noted inferiorly and posteriorly. Sternotomy wires noted. 

Case Discussion

Trans-thoracic echocardiography confirmed calcification is pericardial rather than myocardial and also demonstrated constrictive pericarditis. The cause was not determined in this case. 

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